They are important equipments that work with more than one type of gas, such as a laboratory, and that work in environments that require independent control over these gases. In laboratories, multiple devices are generally processed on the same line and separate pressure ratios are required for all of these devices. Numerous regulators that come into play at this point make it easier to do different operations at the same time; thus, it saves time and effort. On the other hand, point of use regulators are complementary to a healthy and safe working environment. There are 6 different types of regulator that are widely used according to the assembly areas.
Which Regulators Should Be Preferred for Laboratories?
Although regulator groups consisting of 4 separate regulators are preferred, it is possible to decrease and increase this number depending on the need. Depending on the size of the laboratories and the variety of operations, the mounting areas and numbers of the regulators may vary. The most commonly known point of use regulators by installation types are:
- Wall mounted regulator
- Wall mounted regulator group
- Line regulator
- Vertical type regulator
- Panel mounted regulator
- It is in the form of tower mounted regulator group.
The most suitable regulator options vary depending on the size, structure and processes of the work area. Therefore, the discovery and control processes made before the assembly are the most important steps in finding the most suitable options. In line with the technical data revealed by authorized engineering firms and similar intermediary institutions, the ideal point of use regulator requirements can be determined just like other laboratory equipment.
Components that make up the Point of Use Regulators
Usage point regulators, also known as Postabaşı and made of brass, chrome-plated brass or stainless steel, consist of 3 main sections. These; regulator, on – off valve and manometer. Optionally, the flame return valve can also be included in these components. Thanks to all these components, another benefit of the regulators, which makes it possible to adjust the gas pressure in a healthy and safe way or to open and close it completely, is to facilitate the maintenance of the devices. Thus, they also benefit from the operation of peripheral equipment.